John M. Becker

Valentine's Day: Good Idea or Bad Idea? [Open Thread]

Filed By John M. Becker | February 14, 2014 3:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: commercialism, open thread, singles, Valentine's Day

happy-valentines-day-no-one-liz-lemon.pngValentine's Day can be a dicey topic. Sure, it's a celebration of love, (and roses and chocolates and greeting cards), but all the public displays of love and declarations of undying devotion can sometimes leave single people feeling alienated and excluded.

So I thought I'd ask you, dear readers: what do you think of Valentine's Day? Is it a wonderful excuse to do something sweet for the person you love, an invented holiday created solely for the purpose of padding the pockets of greeting-card distributors and florists, or a not-so-nice day that marginalizes people who don't happen to be in relationships?

And -- single or partnered -- how are you spending this Valentine's Day?

Sound off below.

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